The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co- founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher, and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet in 1966. The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity throughout our communities.
Student Experiences and Community Engagement Activities
- A series of writing workshops have been held to show the value and importance of written communication with a goal of submissions to the Young Master Writers Project.
- Additionally, the Arts sponsored the National Poster Arts Contest and in 2016 one of students had the first-place winning entry for grades 9 – 12.
- Students served at A Night With Crossroads where Denzel Washington received the inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award.
- Students continue to gain exposure to the Arts through trips to venues and programs featuring notable African Americans artists.